Guest Speakers and Masterclass Tutors

Meet our Guest Authors 

We attract an exciting range of interesting guest authors and industry experts to talk to you.

2020

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Jane Shemilt

Author Talk: Character

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CL Taylor

Novel Nights Book Club

Lucy Atkins Author

Lucy Atkins

Novel Nights Book Club

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Trevor Wood

Novel Nights Book Club June

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Nikki Smith

Novel Nights Book Club

Mimi Thebo 2020

Mimi Thebo

Author Talk: Writing in lockdown

Meet our Guest Authors, Agents, Bloggers & Masterclass Tutors.

2019

Chris Wakling

Chris Wakling

Dialogue and Scene Building

Juliet Pickering

Juliet Pickering

What does an author need to do?

YA Evening & National Writing Day

Emma Smith Barton & Kesia Lupo

Writing YA & Publishing

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Jane Corry

How to write twists & take the reader by surprise

Caroline Ambrose, Bath Novel Award

Caroline Ambrose

Success in novel competitions

Vanessa Gebbie

Vanessa Gebbie

Masterclass: Flash Fiction

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Susan Elkerkin

Masterclass: Show Not Tell and Narrative Arc

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Cynan Jones

World Building with Cynan Jones

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Ben Smith

Finding your story through landscape

Tim Clare

Tim Clare

The Three Pillars of Writing Bliss

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Susanna Wadeson

How to make your book stand out from the crowd

Vanessa Gebbie

Vanessa Gebbie

Masterclass: Flash Fiction

2018

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Tom Vowler

Success with Short Stories

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Dr Mimi Thebo

Memoir and fiction

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Gerard Woodward

Short stories and novels

Jon Woolcott, LIttle Toller press

Jon Woolcott, Little Toller Press

The business of books

Gavin-Bower

Gavin James Bower

Scriptwriting

Sanjida

Sanjida Kay

On how to plot

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Tessa Hadley

In conversation with Tessa Hadley

Tyler Keevil

Tyler Keevil

Music, Inspiration, and the muse

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Emily Koch

How to research for fiction

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Kylie Fitzpatrick

The First Novel

Alice Jolly

Alice Jolly

Recovering Lost Voices

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Lucy English

Workshop: The Hero’s Journey

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Nikesh Shukla

Writing & Persistence

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Xan Brooks

Telling Other People’s Stories

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Lucy English

Poetry and the novel

2017

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Susan Elderkin

Reading fiction

Cornerstone

Dionne McCulloch

Ask The Editor, Cornerstones

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Gilly Macmillan

Writing a page-turner

Dan-Jeffries

Dan Jeffries

DIY making a book

KM Elkes

KM Elkes

Writing short fiction

Stephen-May

Stephen May

Writing about family relationships

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Martine McDonagh

Writing about family relationships

Richard-Jones

Richard Jones

The Independent publishing world

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Tom Henry

Ghostwriting

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Rosemary Dun

Writing Romantic Comedy

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Celia Brayfield

on Writing Historical Fiction

2016

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Dr Mimi Thebo

Finding Your Voice

Tobias-Jones

Tobias Jones

Inventing your own Language

Sanjida-OConnell

Sanjida Kay

on psychological thrillers

Lucy Robinson

Lucy Robinson

The road to publication

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Debbie Young

on marketing

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Dan Jeffries

on marketing

AA Abbott

A.A. Abbott

On marketing

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Babs Horton

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Carrie Kania

Carrie Kania

Q and A with Carrie Kania, literary agent, Conville & Walsh

2015

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C.L. Taylor

on genre and theme

Juliet Pickering

Juliet Pickering

Literary agent, Blake Friedman

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Mike Manson

on co-founding Bristol Short Story Prize

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Nikesh Shukla

on comedy & social media

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Kate Johnson

Literary Agent WolfLit

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Lu Hersey

on YA Fiction

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Stefan Mohamed

on YA Fiction

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Eugene Lambert

on YA Fiction

Tania

Tania Hershman

on Short Stories

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Pat Ferguson

on Bristol Festival of Literature

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Gareth L Powell

on Noir / Sci-fi

2014

Sanjida-OConnell

Sanjida Kay

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Lucy English

Alan Snow

Alan Snow

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Helen Hart

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Nathan Filer

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Lily Forbes

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Anna Freeman

Sarah-Hilary

Sarah Hilary

Jane-Shemilt

Jane Shemilt

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Lu Hersey